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Audio Engineering Society


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AES to Host Membership Drive at The NAMM Show 2016 – January 21-24

New York, NY, January 14, 2016 — The Audio Engineering Society will be hosting a Membership booth at the Anaheim Convention Center during The NAMM Show 2016, Jan 21-24. Stop by space #159 (In the Lobby, outside of Hall B) to meet and greet AES members, get the latest information on AES events at the NAMM show and throughout the year, and take the time to renew your membership or become a member of the world’s largest organization dedicated to audio engineering, standards and education.

The AES Los Angeles section is supporting the membership drive and the Society’s NAMM presence. “With so many people onsite who actively work with professional sound and music, it’s a great opportunity to expose NAMM attendees to the benefits of membership in the AES,” said David Scheirman, AES VP, Western Region USA and Canada.

Additionally, AES expert speakers will be participating in TEC Track Presentations. AES President John Krivit will be co-presenting an award with legendary producer Jimmy Douglass in the Technical Achievement category during the 31st annual TEC Awards ceremony at NAMM 2016.

TEC Tracks presented in cooperation with the Audio Engineering Society include:

How to See Through the Hype: What Audio Product Specs Don’t Tell You, and Why
Presented by Jonathan Novick, AES Board of Governors and Audio Precision
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
TEC Lab (202 B)
Audio specifications can sometimes be confusing or even misleading. Musicians, sound technicians, DJs, pro audio sales staff and anyone else who selects, works with or recommends audio equipment will want to understand some simple truths — the relationship between power ratings and distortion measurements, for example. Learn about, and hear examples of, some of the basic issues in the signal path that can affect your sound on stage or in the studio, from mixer to amplifier to loudspeaker.

Audio Formats for Film and Video Releases
Presented by Brian Seagrave, AES Los Angeles Section Committee and Modern VideoFilm, Inc.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
The Forum (203 A-B)
While the current music business model has caused reduction in available budgets, and has made chances for success and profitability difficult, the film/video production market is strong. Professional content creators must create in surround formats — no longer stereo — which stimulates growth in all retail studio product areas. This panel will bring you up to speed on the audio formats you need to know about.

Thinking Outside the Box in Manufacturer/Artist Relations
Presented by Tim Shuttleworth, AES Board of Governors
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Forum (203 A-B)
Building bonds between manufacturers and music artists has become ever more innovative and practical. Whereas giving your product to an artist in hopes of him or her performing with it has certainly been of benefit to both parties, modern relationships demand more customized attention to the customer. This panel, composed of both manufacturers and artists, will discuss the unique type of mutually beneficial relationships they have developed.

Keep up with the latest AES at NAMM events, special guests, and more by following us on social media:
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For the latest information on other upcoming AES events around the world, visit the AES Events page or find out more about the Audio Engineering Society at aes.org.

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About the Audio Engineering Society
The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 and now counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. Currently, its members are affiliated with more than 75 AES professional sections and more than 95 AES student sections around the world. Section activities may include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org.

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